I have just completed my third ghost hunt. Unfortunately this one didn't have the same level of activity as the first two but still had a few moments to take away and think about.
The experience that left the biggest impression happened completely by accident. I had been doing a lone vigil in a small bedroom. Unsuccessfully I might add. My uncle who I have done all my hunts with came to find me and suggested another room that he had been having some success in.
The room was at the top of the building with one widow that over looked the back grounds. Apart from some abandoned bar chairs and a random stuffed toy the room was empty. Lighting a candle that was on the window ledge we turned off our torches and tried calling out. We got some noises from the far corner but after investigating we ruled these out as another group leaving to find another area to investigate.
My uncle suggested going back to the glass moving which he had got going whilst I was in the bedroom. Finding what we thought was a suitable place we placed the glass down and asked for it to be moved. We got a prompt reply with the glass trying to move in a large circle.
We quickly found that what we thought was suitable wasn't as the glass kept catching and toppling over.
Been polite we shouted out that we were going to get a table and would be back.
The first table we came across was a heavy round table with a faded chessboard printed on the top. We placed the table down in the center of the room and placed the overturned glass in the center of the table with our fingers gently resting on it. We called out if the spirit was still with us. The glass again moved circling the chessboard image until we asked it to stop.
Indicating which side of the table would represent yes and which side for no we asked if the spirit could play chess. (Uncles idea)
The glass moved to yes. My uncle asked if it wanted to play, again the glass moved to the yes side of the table.
We told the spirit to take first move and the glass moved over the board stopping on a pawn square and then slowly moved again forward two squares. (My knowledge of the game doesn't stretch to knowing the names of the squares.)
My Uncle gave his move indicating it with his finger. The glass moved again as soon as my uncles finger left the board first indicating the knight's starting square and moving up the board to indicate the finishing point.
Yes without physical pieces this would have gotten hard to follow, but another member of our group joined us interrupting the game after only two moves.